Richard V. Harmon

LISBON FALLS – Richard V. Harmon, 78, of Lisbon Falls passed away at his home, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023.

He was born in Lisbon Falls, Nov. 1, 1944, the son of the late Vernon and Hazel Harmon. He attended local schools and served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.

On Nov. 13, 1965, he married the love of his life, Mary Joe Karkos. He retired from Bath Iron Works in 2017 after 28 years as a marine electrician. He also worked for many years as a coach bus driver. He was a faithful parishioner of Holy Trinity Church, Prince of Peace Parish as well as a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2358 in Lisbon Falls.

He devoted his life to his faith, his wife, children, and grandchildren. There were many family vacations, grandchildren’s school games, scouting events, dinners out and Dunkin runs! He taught each one of his grandchildren how to drive not to mention that they all never missed a “Fast and Furious” movie in the theatres, all 10 of them! Above all, he was a proud family man who would do anything for them.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer M. Bussiere and husband, Bob of Lisbon Falls, four grandchildren, Ashley Harmon, Jacob Bussiere, Vanessa Bussiere and boyfriend, Colin Pierre, and Ryan Bussiere. One brother, Ralph Harmon of Bowdoin, brother in laws, Walter Ames Sr. of Lisbon Falls, Peter Austin of Zephyrhills, Florida, sister in laws, Theresa Karkos of Brunswick, Shirley Harmon of Bowdoin, Valerie Harmon of New Hampshire, and sister, Harriet Hudson and husband, Stephen of Litchfield along with many family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Mary Joe, his son, Richard J. Harmon and daughter in law, Jodie Harmon. His sisters, Helen Krog and Lois Ames, and brothers Larry, Lee, Joe and Frank.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Brian Haney, nurse practitioners, Andrea Berry and Danielle Bowen, the four that have been with them since the beginning, Eileen, Sharon, Jean and Missy as well as the entire support staff at New England Cancer Specialists, Topsham office for the excellent care they gave to Richard. They would also like to thank their family and friends that have supported Richard and his family during his cancer journey, most especially during these last months and weeks. They are extremely grateful for the love and support that has been shown to them.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Richard’s guestbook at

Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 22, at The Crosman Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Saturday, September 23 at 11 a.m., followed by committal services at St. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to The Holy Trinity Building Fund, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.

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